Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, Youth and Sports Minister at a time during the reign of President Goodluck Jonathan said his refusal to hurl vitriol at Senate President Bukola Saraki at the instance of the ex-President in the run up to 2015 general election was responsible for his sack as minister.
Abdullahi, an acolyte of the Senate President, Saraki, is now the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Public Secretary.
He went into the alleged event that soured his relationship with Jonathan at the presentation of his book, “On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria” at Radisson Blu hotel, Ikeja Lagos when asked by newsmen the circumstances that led to his sack by the ex-president Jonathan.
He said Jonathan wanted him to publicly abuse Saraki but he turned his nose at the request saying “I said no and it is not because I am loyal to Saraki that I said so, but I will do it for everybody I have relationship with.
“To ask me to be the one to abuse him, no way. I take it to be hypocritical of me to stand for something and not get the repercussion. There was no bitterness at all with Jonathan or to get at somebody. Anybody reading this book will be looking out for vengeance words, but I tried to be objective.”